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bleu Majorelle

The first time I read about Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), I was enthralled.  The incredible variety of lush vegetation, including cactus, yucas, water lilies, jasmine, bougainvilleas and others, juxtaposed with the bold cobalt blue architecture to form a breathtaking landscape from a different world.

Located in Marrakech, Morroco, this garden was designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) and has been thought to be his creative masterpiece, more than his paintings were.  In fact, the special shade of cobalt blue used so extensively in the garden was named after him, bleu Majorelle.

Indeed, Jardin Majorelle was in my mind when I came across these lapis lazurites with their outrageous cobalt blue with dashes of brass gold pyrite flecks...I knew I had to get them!

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Brandi said...

That cobalt is stunning! I love it on the columns and in the lapis.

Il Mare Atelier said...

Thanks, Brandi! That lapis was a rare fabulous find!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous jewelry in brilliantly beautiful blue! Thanks for sharing the pix of Jardin Majorelle!

Brunch at Saks said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I've never heard of this gorgeous Jardin Majorelle! Thank you so much for sharing- I am going to go look up more photos now :) XOXO

Giovanna ♥ said...

Simply adorable :D

Il Mare Atelier said...

Thank you, ladies, for dropping by and such sweet words!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Wow I hadn't heard of this place but knowng it's Morocco and going by that photo, I'm sure to fall for it1 :) Lovely blog!! Following you!

Il Mare Atelier said...

Tamanna, thank you!

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Jacqueline said...

That garden looks and sounds amazingly beautiful!! Morroco always have the most wonderful places! Your earrings are so gorgeous! Loving your inspiring space here and your creations are gorgeous!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


Il Mare Atelier said...

Thank you so much, Jacqueline! xoxo

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